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We created the refugees. We need to take responsibility

There are many people in western nations who are against providing refuge for the millions of displaced people primarily citing fears for our safety. These fears are being spread largely byright wing politicians and media, even those who from refugee … Continue reading

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A few words on refugees

I am getting tired of re-reading the same comments and lies about the Paris attacks and the refugees who have been forced to leave their lives in Syria. They are people who have had their lives destroyed and are trying … Continue reading

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Questions to ask your candidate on gender equality

Gender issues affect us all and I think most of us know how the various parties stand on gender issues in the election. If you are looking for more information, here are a few questions you might ask your candidate. … Continue reading

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An Abortion Debate

Yesterday I posted my support for the ‪#‎MenForChoice‬ campaign. In response, I was handed a graphic picture from someone who is extremely anti-choice. Here is the entire exchange, but I must warn you, the image is extremely graphic, and is the first … Continue reading

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Questions and Answers with M Dolon Hickmon author of 13:24: A Story of Faith and Obsession

Yesterday I reviewed the novel 13:24: A Story of Faith and Obsession and shortly after my article was posted I was contacted by the author Dolon Hickmon. He agreed to answer a few questions about symbolism and other aspects in his book. … Continue reading

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13:24: A Story of Faith and Obsession – a novel by M. Dolon Hickmon

 13:24: A Story of Faith and Obsession is a thriller by first time author M. Dolon Hickmon that describes the consequences of child abuse couched in the language of Christianity. This review will contain spoilers, but since we know the identities … Continue reading

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Alyssa Funke – another victim of on-line harassment and bullying

In April of this year, Alyssa Funke, a 19 year old student at University of Wisconsin’s River Falls campus, took her own life. The title of the article is “The Pressure of Porn”, in which the author blames her childhood and her short … Continue reading

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We all believe in free speech

However, we have no control over the response to that speech. While we don’t have the same constitutional protections as they do in the US, it’s something we take pretty much for granted here.   The conflict between free speech … Continue reading

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Boko Haram in Nigeria

Boko Haram is an extreme Islamist organization in Nigeria that is using terror tactics in an attempt to force the introduction of Sharia Law in at least part of the country.  In their latest attacks, they bombed a bus station in … Continue reading

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They just don’t get it

John Nienstedt became archbishop of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis in 2008, long after the systemic support for abusive priests became public. This month he was being deposed in a clergy abuse lawsuit and admitted to covering up information … Continue reading

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